Healthcare Information Technology

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Program Overview

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  • Credits to complete: 45.0

What You’ll Get

We partner with hospitals and health centers across King County and Washington to prepare you for a rewarding career in Health IT. Within just one year of training, you’ll get:

  • The Health IT certificate from Seattle Central College, co-designed with the healthcare industry, covering foundational IT skills, customer service skills, and exposure to Epic, the leading electronic health record system in the country.
  • CompTIA A+ certification, the industry standard for establishing a career in IT and the preferred qualifying credential for technical support and IT operational roles - trusted by employers around the world.
  • A capstone to build hands-on experience in Health IT to add to your resume.

Program Details

  • Location: The program is offered online through Seattle Central College.
  • Length: 9 months (15 credits per quarter for 3 quarters).
  • Schedule and Modality: Courses will be offered online, with potential for hybrid formats (a combination of in-person and online). All courses will take place in the evenings so you can work, take care of your family, or engage other pursuits during the daytime hours.
  • Program Prerequisites: There are no formal prerequisites for program entry, though basic conversational English and basic math skills are helpful. Anyone who is a high school graduate or anyone age 18 or older can enroll.
  • For Additional Questions: Contact or 206-934-4347.

To Register

Follow the Steps to Enroll (Complete before beginning classes September 26).

Job and Salary Prospects

We know that access to a career you love is crucial. Potential employers for graduates of the program include:

  • Seattle Children’s Hospital
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • NeighborCare Health
  • Swedish Hospitals
  • UW Medicine
  • Many more

The Health IT micropathway will help you gain access to the many career options within the Health IT field, from Health IT engineer to trainer, manager, and beyond.

Program lengths are estimates, not guarantees. For the most current program information, please check with the program contact.